MINDA Milk is launched, a web-based farm information product to provide electronic herd test results and analysis.
MINDA Land & Feed Basic is launched, a web-based pasture management tool.
LIC becomes an accredited NAIT information provider.
Launch Protrack Drafter farm automation system.
In conjunction with DairyNZ, a change in the management of the dairy industry animal database is announced.
MINDA Weights is launched, a new web-based tool to make monitoring young stock easier.
The first polled Holstein Friesian, Poll Axe, joins bull team..
Launch '6 week challenge’ is initiated, an industry collaboration to improve reproductive performance of dairy herds.
Range of training modules for dairy farmer users of our products are created.
Multi-million dollar investment in genomic research enables the discovery of a cause for small calves born in Holstein Friesian herds for several decades. All LIC bulls are screened for the genetic defect.
A calving app for farmers to record calvings, as they happen is introduced.
The webshop is added to the LIC website, allowing farmers to order tags and other items online.
A formal agreement is signed with DairyNZ, setting out the terms of the transfer of the core database from LIC and the licensing of LIC's Intellectual property to DairyNZ.
MINDA Lookup app is rolled out, allowing farmers to access information in their MINDA records from their smartphone.
One cause (Fertility 1) of loss of calves through pregnancy is discovered.
The assets and business of Waikato-based Dairy Automation Limited (DAL) are purchased by LIC.
DNA parentage service achieves significant milestone of one million animals screened by the GeneMark laboratory.
Genetic variations (AGPAT6) are discovered that impact milk composition in dairy cows.
MINDA Pasture app is unveiled, allowing farmers to record pasture covers on their smartphone during their farm walk.
Protrack EZ Heat is launched.
Breakthrough in short gestation breeding programme as two healthy Hereford calves are born 30 days early, naturally.
A strategic partnership with Figured is formed, a cloud-based farm accounting software firm and Xero partner.
A cow genetic mutation is isolated. A variation in a Caribbean breed of cattle that provides tolerance to high temperatures is discovered, paving the way to breed cattle that maintain high milk production in tropical conditions.
LIC Automation is formed, with a merger of farm automation and milking sensor businesses Protrack and DAL.
LIC enters into a partnership with Dutch company Lely Group, accelerating sensor technology developments and increase global use on farms.
MINDA app is created, which consolidates the four previously launched apps – mating, lookup, calving and pasture.
Genetic variations (Fertility 2, Fertility 3 and Fertility 4) are discovered that can impact a cow’s ability to carry a calf to full term. It is found in about 2% of Holstein-Friesian dairy cows and 1% of crossbreds.
75% of the Australian-based Beacon Heat Detectors Pty Ltd is purchased by LIC, which manufactures heat patches.
Collaboration agreement with DeLaval is announced, developing an automated Body Condition Scoring (BCS) measurement system.
The web-based MINDA LIVE is unveiled at Fieldays.
LIC teams up with First Light Wagyu to offer dairy farmers the opportunity for an additional source of income from sought-after, value-added Wagyu beef.
LIC collaborates with Fonterra to develop an online technology solution, called Agrigate, which allows farmers to view their operation in one place.
LIC’s deer improvement subsidiary business is sold.
A joint breeding programme between LIC and Jersey NZ is announced, called Jersey Future.
Launch of innovative satellite technology for pasture management - SPACE™.
Share simplification process brings existing two classes of shares together into one single class.
Strategy refresh is launched, outlining the co-operative’s focus on the core NZ dairy industry.
Co-op introduces world-leading measures to combat Mycoplasma bovis cattle disease, including daily testing of bull semen.
Somatic cell is added to cow Production Worth (PW) in order to better reflect the industry’s focus on efficient, high quality milk production.
A new team of elite A2 bulls is unveiled, supported by genotype testing.
A national health and safety standard for AB facilities is launched with checks occurring around the country.
Business transformation is adopted, aiming to protect the fundamentals of the co-op while making sufficient profits for reinvestment.
Manawatu semen processing centre is upgraded, enhancing LIC’s export capabilities and providing the ability for the facility to serve as a back up to Hamilton centre if required.
An enhanced genomic evaluation model is implemented for sire selection.
Methane research project starts, seeking to identify a possible link between the methane cows produce and their genetics.
HoofPrint® is introduced, a new tool to help dairy farmers keep step with increasing demands to reduce their environmental footprint.
LIC Ag-Celerator™ launches, an early-stage investment fund for innovations with the potential to positively impact the dairy sector.
San Ray FM Beamer becomes the fourth LIC bull to reach the landmark achievement of selling one million semen straws in New Zealand and overseas.
LIC begins a two-year MINDA Improvement Roadmap detailing technology changes intended to keep improving our MINDA experience for farmers.